ITANAGAR, Sep 13: Manghi Welfare Society organized one day farmer’s training programme
for farmers at Sangram town on 7th of this month. The programme was sponsored by
department of horticulture Kurung Kumey district under horticulture mission, North
East Himalayan scheme.
Circle officer of Sangram T Riba while gracing the programme as chief guest spoke
about importance of training in horticulture. He called on the participants to make
good use of training. YP Singh, district horticulture officer of Kurung Kumey district
was the resource person for the day. Also present during the day was Tai Janu, HDO
Sangram and Benjamin Perin HDO Palin.
150th birth anniversary of Tagore celebrated
ITANAGAR, Sept 13: Abu Tariang Socio-Economic Development Society (ATSEDS) has celebrated
the 150th birth anniversary of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore with three days programme
at Science Centre, IG Park, Itanagar from Sept 10.
Rabindra Sangeet competition, drawing competition among the junior children, dance-drama
and symposium on life of Rabindranath Tagore were the main attraction of function
which was sponsored by North East Culture Zone, Dimapur under the ministry of cultural
affairs, Govt of India and supported by Nrityangan Dance Academic, Itanagar.
Deputy director of Art and Culture J Siram and Executive officer of Khadi and Village
Industries Commission S. Dev participated in the programme as chief guest and guest
of honour respectively.
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: All Tawang Dist. Students' Union (ATDSU) and Yuva Arunachal celebrated
the Teachers Day -2011 which was supported by DDSE ,Tawang. This is the second Teacher’s
day organized by ATDSU. About 300 teachers were felicitated during the celebration.
MLA Tsewang Dhondup was the Chief Guest while Rinchen Phuntsok was as the Guest of
Honour. Other guests were Deputy Commisioner,Tawang K.Lolen, and AAPSU Joint secy
T.Chombay Kee. President.Yuva and MLA Tsewang Dhondup appreciated the efforts of
BOMDILA, Sep 13: Sama Bagang, a BA IInd year student was selected unopposed as General
Secretary for the term 2011-12 in the recently concluded Government Bomdila College
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: Banderdewa Karsingsa Youth Welfare Association is going to celebrate
its 11th foundation day on 27th of this month at Nyokum ground. Former capital MLA
Lichi Legi will be chief guest for opening day.
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: Arunachal Vikash Parishad’s Sports and cultural centre, Desali
conducted two days Sports competition at Desali an interior village of Lower Dibang
Valley. Fifty seven youths from surrounding villages of Desali circle participated
in two days sports competition on Sept 10-11.
The function was inaugurated by G.B. of Desali and Chanli Villages, and attended
by Panchayat Members, school Headmasters, Circle Office Staff and villagers. Certificates
distributed by Joyete Miso, Gram Chairman, Dusuli Village. Sports and cultural teams
came from Roing and walked around for four hours from Hunli to desali.
School boy dies
ITANAGAR: Six years old School boy Sangling Tayam died today by drowning at a stream
near Chimpu in Itanagar. A student of class one in KV, Itanagar, the school boy had
reportedly gone to the stream to swim when the accident occurred. The body has been
recovered by his friends.
He is the son of Machu and Kumari Tayam. The Tayam-Brah-Tabo-Welfare-society has
mourned the death of the young boy and prayed for eternal peace.
Follow tender process
ITANAGAR: All Arunachal Contractors Welfare Association (AACWA), Lower Subansiri
District unit reiterated its demand for tendering of all works under Central Govt
Schemes like SPA in the district. While reviewing the infrastructure development
work in the state, the AACWA unit said the concerned department must follow the tender
process in implementation of centrally sponsored scheme soon.
Protestors stops shipment of turbines for Subansiri project in
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) led by renowned RTI activist
Akhil Gogoi and students organization including All Assam Students Union has launched
a series of agitations in Assam opposing shipment of turbines for the 2,000 MW Lower
Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project.
Today the protestors staged a massive protest in Tezpur after the state government
allowed a Bangladeshi barge to offload seven turbines. On Saturday KMSS launched
a movement against transportation of the turbines at Jogighopa in Bongaigaon. Several
protestors were injured when police resorted to lathi charge when the protestors
tried to prevent the movement of the barge. Despite police crackdown, protestors
KMSS leader has said that his organisation shall oppose any move by the NHPC and
the government to transport turbines to the project site.
According to a late report, the protest has been suspended after the government official’s
assurance that turbines would not be transported to the project site till issue is
Assam's main opposition parties, including the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) have also joined the protest.
Arunachal Pradesh government’s pet project being executed by the NHPC is scheduled
to be commissioned in 2012. But it remains to be seen whether the project will be
completed on time given the heavy protests in Assam.
Several environmental and pressure groups have already demanded that further construction
of the project be scrapped citing adverse impact it was likely to have on ecology
and in the downstream areas (Assam) of the project.
The state of affairs
After the death of Late Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu the state particularly the Capital
Region has witnessed many incidences which have pained many of us. Some instances
could have been avoided had there been some kind of proper communication channel
and respect for common people. But with all those who take decision for us remaining
adamant and sticking to their grounds unwilling to move ahead, there is an uneasy
The recent All Nyishi Students Union sponsored bandh call on Teacher’s Day in protest
against Times of India report about Nyishi community saw violence and destruction
of government properties and files. While the rest of the state celebrated Teacher’s
Day, the students Union decided to show their respect and reverence for the teachers
by calling a bandh in Capital region. It is reported that main function held by
the state government to honour teachers was allowed to go ahead but many schools
had to postpone their celebrations. While it is for the students to ponder amongst
themselves on their choice of dates for the bandh call, the action of the state government
was questionable too. It provoked those in support of bandh by announcing the deployment
of 2500 personnel through the media.
The government should have known that the citizens of Capital region might not respect
anyone but past experiences have shown that it respect bandhs more so if it is on
a Monday. After the provocative action, the government had no idea where to look
when supporters of bandh indulged in violence. There was no police deployment in
vulnerable targets instead Police is being accused of using unparliamentarily words
while dealing with a group of protestors. No matter how provoked, violence in any
form by either Police or protestors is condemnable and it calls for strong action.
On the other hand, Times of India issue refuses to die down even after passage of
so many months. One wonders whether enough effort was put by the state government
and Nyishi Elite Society to resolve the issue. War of words using the media is acceptable
but atleast it was expected that apart from verbal bashing accusing the other of
betrayal, a logical conclusion was drawn respecting the sentiments of the people
of the state. The standoff continues. Given the situation, it will continue for
a long time unless those involved in finding a solution respect each other and keep
the communication channels open. Till now, it looks more like confrontation rather
than finding an amicable solution. For the well being of the state, it is expected
that at least some forward steps are taken.
One more shocking incident was the violent attack on a Law Professional Taba Tagum
and his family and alleged retaliatory attack at the residence of an office bearer
of Itanagar Market Welfare Association. The Police seems confused as it yet to make
any arrests in the cases and act on the FIRs lodged in police stations by both sides.
Tagum allegedly was attacked for taking up a case. One is forced to wonder whether
the home ministry by not taking any action so far against his assaulters is justifying
the attack on a lawyer who carried out his duties. For the record, the department
is yet to act against those responsible for the attack on the IMWA office bearer’s
residence as well. Have the Home department left it on to the people to settle their
On one hand we expect some actions from all concerned, one is forced to question
the absence of some Congress MLAs holding important positions within the government
from Itanagar for so many months and frequent trips to Delhi by those who choose
to stay in Itanagar. Yours truly know that the party is fiercely defensive about
its affairs but citizens who elected 42 Congress MLAs deserve to know what is exactly
happening. We need to know why a section of govt offices is being run by legislators
sitting in resorts in Gurgaon and why those who choose to stay in Itanagar is silent
on all issues. Perhaps we will never get an answer but it is about time we see some
developmental activities in the state.
Dignity Rally declares state Govt anti-Nyishi
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: The State Government led by Jarbom Gamlin was today declared anti-Nyishi
Government by the people of the community in a mass meeting held at IG Park here
at the culmination of the “Nyishi Dignity Rally” organized by Nyishi Elite Society
(NES) and All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU).
“The Government was formed out of anti-Nyishi wave and currently it is doing anti-Nyishi
works,” the meeting observed and resolved to declare the Govt as anti-Nyishi Govt
amidst thunderous support from a large number of people of the community, who braved
scorching heat to join the meet.
The meeting further served 7 days ultimatum to the State Government to resolve the
infamous Pradeep Thakur issue failing which the chief minister should quit.
Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Gamlin for undermining the sentiment
of Nyishi people, NES president Bengia Tolum said that a welfare Government which
can’t read the pulse of its people has no right to continue.
NES and ANSU, who have been shouldered to carry forward the movement, would decide
its future strategy, if govt fails to respond its demand.
Accusing the Chief Minister of adopting ‘divide and rule policy’ on the issue, the
NES president said that despite such tactics, the people of the community would continue
to carry forward their movement to its logical conclusion. He also urged the ToI
group to come out and help solve the problem by revealing the source of the comment
which created ruckus among Nyishi people.
Earlier, the Rally was taken out from Nyirubjolli, Nirjuli which NES and ANSU said
was necessitated following ‘Govt’s lackadaisical attitude’ in the resolving the issue
as well as to strengthen the unity and integrity of the Nyishis in the back drop
of ‘attempted onslaught’ on the oneness of the community by powerful divisive forces.
It is pertinent to mention here that NES and ANSU have been exerting pressure on
Government to compel ToI reporter Pradeep Thakur to reveal the source of his report
and tender apology for the derogatory remark before the Nyishi people with state
Government extracting a written and audio-visual apology from Thakur.
Capital witness protest against advocate attackers
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: The 12 hour bandh call issued by All Nyishi Nyijir Yapa Association
evoked mixed response. The association had called bandh against government’s failure
to arrest accused involve in attack of advocate Taba Tagum. While certain section
of media claimed that association had withdrawn bandh, but there was no official
communiqué from them in this regard.
Most of the shops in twin town of Itanagar and Naharlagun remain closed. Even some
private banks were closed. The movement vehicle was also minimal. However there was
no report of any untoward incidents from any part of capital complex.
On the night of 2nd September advocate Taba Tagum and his family including wife was
brutally attacked leading to serious injurious to him and his younger brother. In
this regard FIR has been lodged at Naharlagun police station. But till today police
has not been able to make single arrest which exposes inefficiency of capital complex
police. It is to be recalled that capital police under former SP Chukhu Apa had
won hearts of citizen by cracking car bomb planting case of social activist Payi
Gyadi in record time. The complete failure of capital police to arrest accused involve
in attack of advocate Taba Tagum has raised serious question about their integrity
Call for change
AHEWA workshop on sanitation
ZIRO, Sep 13: All Hong Employees’ Welfare Association (AHEWA), Ziro has organized
one day workshop on sanitation, health, hygiene and prevention of fire hazards at
Tapi Lapang, Hong village on September 11 last.
Secretary, PHED Tomi Ete while attending the function as the chief guest, in his
speech, stressed on hygienic living. Comparing cost of having a hygienic toilet and
the expenditure to be incurred on treatment of diseases owing to unhygienic environment,
he suggested people to avail financial assistance under Individual Household Latrine
(IHHL) scheme of the Govt. Under the scheme, Government provides financial aid of
Rs. 4000 each for construction of toilet, he added. Though people of Apatani are
mostly educated and talented and many of whom are highly placed in Govt service,
even carrying out job outside the country in various capacities are well aware of
the sanitation and hygienic living yet, positioning of their latrine in traditional
houses are not advisable, he said and recommended for construction of the latrine
at other end of the house instead of front side.
The Tourist inflow into Ziro Valley will increase considerably particularly in Home
Stay Rural Tourism sector if toilet system is modified favourably, he added.
Disclosing government of India’s policy to provide minimum of 40 ltrs of drinking
water per day to every citizen, he suggested citizens to avoid human activities at
the water source to avert pollution, which is main cause of water borne diseases.
He suggested for rain water harvesting system at village while informing about need
of safe water supply. He further suggested for maintenance of rural water supply
within the village by the Panchayat Leaders.
While advocating for total sanitation at village, he informed about the composition
of Village Water Supply and Sanitation Committee, in which 50% of the members should
be from women. Other members should be from Angawadi, School teachers, ASHA members
and Junior Engineer PHED should be the Member Secretary. Panchayat leaders should
be involved in sanitation programme as they can convince the villagers and appraise
the officers of PHED.
Galo Welfare Society’s (GWS) Chairperson, Jarjum Ete while attending the function
as the special invitee informed that more number of villages in Galo inhabited area
have received Nirman Puruskar Award on Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) as compared
to Ziro Plateau, where only three villages received the award. She suggested for
improvement in village level sanitation to get more awards in near future. She suggested
that the sanitation campaign is to be initiated first in family and then to neighbours
and the society at large.
Informing that five crèche centres/units have been established for child below 3
years age at Hong village under International Child Care Council (ICCC), she being
member of the ICCC asked AHEWA and the Panchayat Leaders to monitor the centers.
She further advised ZPMs to give more importance on Gram Sabha as the village level
planning starts at Gram Sabha as Hong village has 34 Gram Panchayats with two ZPMs.
She suggested AHEWA, Ziro to extend such workshop in other parts of Apatani Plateau
also to ensure total sanitation in the plateau.
A.N. Singh, Director, CCDU, PHED in his speech asked people to give due importance
on village hygiene to attract more tourists into their village and try to achieve
the target of Open Defecation Free village through such workshop by AHEWA and the
Panchayat Leaders togetherly.
Informing that 80% of the diseases are water borne, Lower Subansiri DMO Dr. Hage
Tam while attending the function as the resource persons has stressed on use of boiled
water. Discouraging alcoholic addict, he said that many people dies due to uncontrolled
use of alcohol but not to one want of alcohol.
In the occasion, Er Dani Lampung, AE, PHED presented power point presentations on
Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) with special reference to Hong village and shown
the graphic design of Low Cost Latrine suitable for Apatani Traditional Rural House
with locally available building materials. While Er. Kago Habung and Er. Punyo Gambo
presented on Sanitation problems and their remedies and Prevention of Fire Hazards
in respect of Hong village respectively.
Resource person from Fire Service Department, Major Michi Koyang, LFM in his brief
speech highlighted on the problems being faced by the department especially during
fire accident in Apatani villages. People used to snatch water hose pipe and handle
as per their wishes without realizing that they are not trained. As a result, water
in the tank goes waste unnecessarily and some people in anger cut off the pipe presuming
fire tender came with half filled tank, he narrated. Need of fire hydrants at each
and every Apatani village was also disclosed specially large village like – Hong.
Informing that nothing of this kind occur in other part of the state, he appealed
people to give safe passage for fire tender to reach the spot on time and not to
snatch the nozzle. Later, he demonstrated on how to prevent fire if fire tender do
not arrive in time with the theory of Fire Break by dismantling two houses at safe
place. He also emphasized in his speech for location of houses at safer place having
sufficient spacing at village and Hong denizens have no dearth of land for settlement
like – Siiro, Manipolyang, Dilopolyang, Eastern Ring Road area etc.
Hibu Tadi, DFO-cum-Chairman, AHEWA, Ziro in his Presidential Address gave complete
account on various health problems and fire accidents encountered at Hong village
since late sixties like-Small Fox in 1969, Epidemic like Cholera, etc. due to the
unhygienic environment at village emphasizing on need of sanitation system at village.
AHEWA’s Secretary, Er. Tapi Tai in his welcome address highlighted the need of such
workshop at village level as fire accidents are vulnerable during the winter and
health problem at summer due to unhygienic condition of village and untreated water
Tilling Dolley, ZPM Niitii, Hibu Uma, ZPM Niichi, Hibu Dole, IFS and Er. Punyo Tangu,
Asstt. Secretary, AHEWA also spoke on the function.
Gamlin calls on Rahul Gandhi
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin today called on
the AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi at his Tughlak Road residence in New Delhi
to apprise him about various issues concerning the state. In their extended deliberations,
Gamlin and Gandhi discussed developments in the state and also shared various concerns
relating to the development process as well as political situations. Gamlin also
put in perspective the ongoing protests in the state on the Pradeep Thakur-Times
of India issue.
The AICC General Secretary on his part assured the Chief Minister his fullest support
and exhorted the state government to work towards delivering the assurances given
in the manifesto of the Congress Govt. He called upon Gamlin and his team to ensure
that delivery of services and governance remains the highest priority.
NESO alleges violation of reservation policy, urges forest dept to come clear
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: The North East Students Organization (NESO) has urged the state
forest department to come clear on the recent appointment of ACF (entry gate).
In a memorandum addressed to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), the
NESO secretary general Gumjum Haider said that department had misled the DPC meeting
held on May 19 last to appoint six candidates from general category and denied the
promotional avenue of APST candidates serving as Range Forest Officer.
The vacancy against which DPC meeting has been conducted occurred prior to 2009.
Moreover the ACF (entry grade) was a group B post with 80 reservations for APST.
But no name of APST candidates appeared in the DPC minute, the memorandum said.
Gumjum further maintained that the DPC has been shown a roster of 50:50 ratio in
between the APST and general category candidates against the group ‘B’ post where
reservation of post is 80:20 respectively.
The number of general category candidates against 20 per cent unreserved quota is
limited to two candidates only, the NESO pointed out while questioning the appointment
of six candidates against the quota under general category. The NESO urged the concerned
department to explain and clarify its stance at the earliest in order to avoid any
future action by the organization.
Dabii inaugurates first Ice-Cream factory of the state
Naharlagun, Sep 13: This Day is very important in the history of industrial and economic
development of Arunachal Pradesh as after over forty years since 1975, we are able
to see a factory in the state, said Industries and Fisheries Minster and Government
Spokesman Tako Dabii, while inaugurating the Lendo Ice-cream factory at Pappu Nallah,
Terming the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh as a vegetable garden, where all kinds
of vegetables are abundantly grown wild, Dabii said, we are lucky to be settled
in a big vegetable garden, for this we should thank god and take its full advantage.
Natural resource is open for all but our people are ashamed of taping and exploring
it. Outsiders has began to take undue advantage of this, and began to collect and
sell the local vegetables, sands, boulders and other forest products in the market
from whom we have to buy back. This is a loss to the local individuals as well
as loss to the state economy, he pointed out and further explained, “When everyone
works, economy of every individual improves, when economy of every individual improves,
the economy of state improves and when economy of every state improves, the economy
of a country improves”.
Advising the youths to change their mindset for economic development and dignity
of hard work and engage their caliber for a constructive and dignified role in the
society rather engaging themselves in bandhs and other controversial issues, he said,
when you engage in self employment and have self respect and respect others you
will certainly be respected. There is no doubt in the fact that Small scale industries
sustains the economy of India, it is also the highest service provider to our youths
in the country.
The September 9, Investor’s meet held at Itanagar with beeline of outside investors
in various sectors points to huge scope in industries sector in the state. Our youths
need to realize this, Dabii said and encouraged them to go for self employment in
small scale industries rather than seeking for government employment which is very
Informing that he has deeply gone through the workings and studied the prospects
of the Departments of Industries and Fisheries, after taking over the charge, said,
the scopes in both the departments are enormous, but proper policy guidelines are
required and advised for a single widow mechanism in the departments.
Appreciating, Tania Doke, for venturing into the field despite being in the government
job, advised him not have compromise on quality. A food adulteration is a serious
case where a convict can be fined and jailed rigorously, he cautioned. To avoid
this every care should be taken that products are not adulterated, this will also
ensure safety of the consumers and personal safety and longevity of the factory,
The Proprietor of the Ice-cream factory, Tania Doke, a teacher by profession,
who set up the factory at a total investment of over 15 lakhs informed that he
has set up the factory on the suggestions of Senior leaders, well wishers and elders
including , Tako Dabii, and after thorough study survey of the market. Though there
is tough competition in the business, his quality hallmark will lead him to success,
he optimistically opined. The support and cooperation of the locals, government officials
and bankers will always be required for proper growth of the factory he added. The
function was also attended by Director of Industries, Hage Bhat, Jt. Directors of
Industries, Subu Tabin, Lekhi Phuntsu, SK Dutta, DDSE, Bigam Ngulam Lendo and others.
BJP unit demands enquiry
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), West Siang district unit has
urged the chief secretary to initiate departmental enquiry into the unfortunate death
of Kaying ASM Takom Palong who died of electric shock on Sept 8. The tragic incident
reportedly occurred when Palong came into contact with live HT power line which fell
down due to lose connection in his village at around 3.15 am on that fateful day.
Having noticed the short circuit in the main supply line early in the morning, Palong
along with wife came out from his resident to make aware the villagers about the
probable danger. But as ill luck would have it, the ASM came in touch with live were
and got electrocuted beyond recognition, said the BJP and BJYM leaders of the district
in a letter to the state chief secretary.
Accusing the Rumgong electrical division of carelessness on their part, the letter
also signed by state BJYM president Doni Nich demanded immediate action against the
persons involved in poor quality electrification work in the village and responsible
for the incident. They also pleaded for adequate compensation to the family of the
Earlier, All Kaying Welfare Society also demanded action against the persons responsible
for the incident and also demanded adequate compensation.
10 days refreshers course on cooperatives begins
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: A 10 days refresher course on cooperatives began at Arunachal
Pradesh Cooperative Training Centre (APCTC), Naharlagun yesterday. The programme
is being sponsored by the National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), New Delhi
under Central Sector Scheme and altogether 18 trainees from different cooperative
societies and LAMPs are undergoing the training.
The chief guest of the programme, S Padmanabhan, NABARD general manager in his inaugural
address called for active participation of the cooperative sectors in community
upliftment which leads to the economic development of the state as a whole. He also
explained the need of the cooperators to diversify their activities to tap the potential
of the state in various fields.
Arunachal Pradesh State Cooperative Union (APSCU) chairman A T Kulo requested the
trainees to take full advantage of the course for quality development in cooperative
sector. SICS from Cooperation department S R Biswas highlighted the course content,
while executive engineer J Bora, incharge CEO of APSCU spoke on the importance of
APCTC senior lecturer D Sen, guest lecturer H Athalia and S R Biswas are the main
faculties of the refreshers course which will cover wide range of topics including
definition of management and administration, business development planning, book-keeping
and accounting, cooperative and rural development.
Upgraded ophthalmology dept of RKM Hospital at the service of the state
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: The department of ophthalmology in Ramakrishna Mission Hospital
has come a long way since it was started in 1983. Today the department is equipped
with modern and latest equipments to cater to the needs of the people of the state
and surrounding areas of Assam. The outpatient department is equipped with autokeratometer,
autorefractometer, motorized vision chart, motorized ophthalmic examination chair,
slit lamp with applanation Tonometer, noncontact Tonometer, autolensometer, synaptophore,
direct and indirect ophthalmoscope, retinoscope and other basic eye examination instruments.
The first visual field analyzer (perimetry) to diagnose visual field changes in Glaucoma
was installed few months back in the department. It’s the first such equipment installed
in the whole state. The department is also equipped with A Scan and B Scan machines.
ND YAG laser machine is also available to tackle posterior capsular opacification
after cataract surgeries and glaucoma cases.
The department is also going to run specialty clinic of pediatric ophthalmology free
of cost from next week every Thursday from 9 am to 12 am in an exclusively built
pediatric eye OPD with the financial assistance from ORBIS International, New Delhi,
To serve the visually impaired and rehabilitate the blind persons of the state, low
vision services would be started by the department very soon. In near future the
department is also contemplating to start medical retina services.
The department has a 10 bedded eye ward with a state of art eye operation theatre.
The operations are carried out with high-end operating microscope with CCTV attachment.
Cataract operation is carried out using the latest phacoemulsification technique.
Glaucoma surgeries, Squint surgeries, corrective and cosmetic lid surgeries, lacrimac
sac surgeries, Orbital surgeries, ocular injuries and other anterior surgeries are
carried out with utmost finesse. The department alone contributes to about 50 percent
of the total eye surgeries of the state.
The department was first to initiate mobile outreach eye care services in Papumpare
district and other areas with the help of Light for the World, Austria. In the last
5 years it has done innumerable free eye screening camps and surgical camps in the
state and also adjoining parts of Assam. It has imparted training to more than 200
teachers and 100 paramedical workers in the state in primary eye care and vision
screening and screened more than 20000 children. Free spectacles are also distributed
to the needy children. The department also conducts continuing medical education
program and workshops to update the ophthalmologists and medical officers of the
state in the field of ophthalmology.
Eye donation center
With a view to promote Eye banking activity in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, an
Eye Donation Center has been set up in our hospital. The center is functional under
the aegis of the National Program for Control of Blindness Program and has been approved
by the State Blindness Control Society, Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of
Arunachal Pradesh. It is also an Institutional Life member of the Eye Bank Association
ASHA facilitator training on Module VI & VII begins
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: A Seven Days Training of ASHA Facilitators on module VI & VII under
NRHM begins in East Siang organized by the District Health Society, East Siang District
at Audio Visual Hall, General Hospital Pasighat on Sept 12.
The Training was inaugurated by Dr. T. Taloh, District Medical Officer and attended
by 20 ASHA Facilitators, DCM, DA (ARC) and senior officers and DPMSU staffs.
The Resources persons for the ASHA Facilitators training were Yaman Darang, Mary
Dupak and Dani Mala.
Inaugurating the training, Dr. T. Taloh, DMO informed the participants that the ASHA
Facilitators are considered to be the real force in streamlining the ASHA program.
The AF is the person, who visits ASHA very frequently, tries to understand her field
level situation, extending her necessary on job support, giving her confidence so
that ASHA can deliver her best. Further he added, ASHA are the main bridge between
the Community and Health Facilities. He also advice the participants to take advantage
of the training and to be sincere while attending the training and ask all the participants
not to go back without clearing their doubts.
Earlier Dr. M. Perme, DRCHO cum CEO, DHS informed the participants that the main
objective of the training and further gave a PPT presentation on introduction to
NRHM, VHSC, VHND, JSY/ various incentives for ASHA and Role & responsibility of ASHA
CRPF Civic Action Prog
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: 36 Bn CRPF headquartered at Khonsa, under IGP Ops Sector, Jorhat,
organized Civic Action Programme at Community Hall, Wakka on Sept12. Various utility
and educational, hygiene & sanitary items such as syntax, malarial prevention kits,
First Aid boxes, Aqua Sure water filter, sports items and Sewing machines were distributed
to various GBs, schools of Wakka Town and local Self Help Groups (NGOs).
The programme was attended by Administrative Officers, officers of Security Forces,
Schools from wakka, various Women Groups, Public leaders and GBs from 10 villages
under wakka circle.
B.C. Sharma, commandant-36 Bn while speaking on the occasion exhorted the villagers
and school students that the basic aim of this Civic Action Programme is to reach
out to the people of Tirap District so as to forge a better understanding between
the civilians and CRPF. He also urged the civil public to help the Security Forces
in their endeavor to maintain peace and security in the district so that desired
goals and developmental works of the Gov’t are achieved.
He also informed that more Civic Action Programme will also be conducted for familiarization
and training, etc in other remote localities such as Longding, Tissa and in Khonsa
in the coming days.
After conclusion of the programme , a meeting with all the GBs and public leaders
was also held at Wakka, where-in various security and welfare related issues were
USPA urges Govt to act tough against repeated Pasighat bandh
ITANAGAR, Sep 13: The United Siang Progressive Alliance (USPA) has appealed to the
state Govt to take bold initiative against the repeated bandh call at Pasighat town
in East Siang district.
Apprising the state Govt of the resolutions taken in USPA central executive board
meeting held at Pasighat yesterday, the Alliance in its memorandum submitted through
the East Siang Deputy Commissioner, demanded the state Govt. to act tough against
Bandh which badly affect the life of civil society and general public including daily
wage earners. Bandh call is against the freedom of people enshrined in the Constitution
of India, it said. The Alliance further urged the administration to protect the
life of the people and maintain peace and tranquility and ban bandh as per Supreme
Court order. Everybody has right to live with peace and dignity in Pasighat town
without prejudice, the Alliance added.
Indian vultures and its future
Diclofenac was banned for use by vets and farmers in 2006 because of its effect on
vultures that feed on livestock carcasses. But researchers found the drug for sale
in some form in 36 per cent of the pharmacies investigated.
In 2004 scientists identified diclofenac-poisoning as the primary cause of the declines
in number of vultures. The vultures ingested the drug when feeding on the carcasses
of livestock that had been treated shortly before their death.
Diclofenac was banned in India, Nepal and Pakistan in 2006 with further restrictions
on its manufacture introduced in India in 2008. But a survey has confirmed conservationists’
concerns that pharmacies are flouting the ban.
Despite advances in captive breeding, conservationists warn the birds’ future in
the wild cannot be guaranteed.
Three species of vulture native to India have suffered rapid population crashes since
the 1990s: the Indian vulture (Gyps indicus), slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris)
and white-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis).
Numbers of the latter species, also known as oriental white-backed vultures, are
estimated to have dropped by 99.9 per cent in the past decade. Populations of Indian
and slender-billed vultures have declined by 97 per cent over the same period.
But the findings also highlighted some hope for saving the vultures from extinction.
Researchers found the vulture-safe alternative drug meloxicam available in 70 per
cent of pharmacies.
Thanks for the initiative
I want to thank former Minister Roding Pertin for his initiatives for de-reservation
of Dibang forest for which the people of Jemi Notko, Jia, Ithili,Iduli, Bolung, Parbuk,
Kangkong, Kabang and many more villages can now live without fear of forest eviction
and also can apply for PRC. Not only this, the people of Dambuk also can have the
dream of having the long felt Dibang bridge to access Roing throughout the year after
70 years of establishment of Dambuk Circle HQ.
I want to thank Jomin Tayeng present MLA , Bassu Perme former MLA, Kamin Pertin,
Ex ASM Bolung, Tony Pertin Sr.Advocate, Mibom Pertin ZPM and each and every leaders
who helped to achieve the goal. Really, it is a matter to rejoice but at the same
time the people of all these villages should also not forget the importance of forest
and environment for their next generation to come.
Margherita , (on email)
I resent bandh calls
I would like to express deep resentment over the frequent bandh calls in our State.
We can see that our neighbouring State, Assam has been nick-named as ‘Lahey-Lahey’
due to its frequent bandh calls. If the present situation of our State goes on the
same track, the day is not far when alike our neighbouring State, Assam we too might
get to hear such weird names for our beautiful State.
Moreover, Frequent bandh calls are affecting and pausing the life of common masses
in diverse ways.
Therefore, I highly request the people concerned to tackle their deadlock in a peaceful
manner without hurting the sentiments of the fellow masses. I am in no sense to stand
against any community.
Itanagar, (on email)
May wisdom prevail
This is in response of the Reader’s Forum of your daily published on 12th Sept’11
“We already have the Forums”.
You ask 100 Nyishi people, almost 98 will know about the NES & ANSU and who’s who
of NES & ANSU.
But 99 of the Nyishis will not know, what is NWA,NCC and ANNYA. Then, my question
is who has given mandate to those associations and organizations to critisize the
NES & ANSU for their rightful movement to safe guards the sentiments of Nyishi Society.
There for my earnest request to those Associations or organizations is to get first
hand mandate from the Society with good deeds, instead of being a puppet of somebody.
May Almighty prevail upon them with Wisdom and Honesty.
Naharlagun, (on email)
Termination not justified
It is astonishing to know that the Director of Health services issued termination
orders for 12 RFWs from Upper Subansiri district, few from Papum Pare and West Siang
districts. The act of termination seems to be illegal as those RFWs were appointed
between 2007 and 2009 on regular basis and were also enjoying all facilities as
If these RFWs were appointed illegally, the officers involved in such illegal appointment
should also be brought to the book. Otherwise, termination of appointees in later
stage of service will only encourage a section of officers to go on an appointment
One could imagine very well about the situation and mental agony of those employees
if their bread and butter are suddenly snatched way.
Take a stand
This is in reference to the Advocate Taba Tagum incident in which he was brutally
attacked and tortured by some miscreants which has created a lifetime of trauma to
the victim and severe shock to the law professionals. Such inhuman and barbaric act
is a shameful and is a sign of coward, who attack people in group and is also a sign
of presence of goons in the peace loving state like Arunachal Pradesh. These kinds
of shameful act and goondaism should not be tolerated so that such incidence do not
occur again. Such kind of communal virus should be prevented in its very beginning
or else there will be a day when the entire state will live in fear because of such
goondaism. Beside these I am very sad to know that various NGOs and student organisation
are keeping mum. The Nyishi groups and student organisation like the Arunachal Law
Student Association should have come forward in such crucial time when the matter
is about the law profession and towards defamation of Nyishi community. An advocate
is only a middle man licensed by the Bar Council of India who has freedom and right
to handle the acceptable cases under Indian legal system and is enrolled in the state
list to plead for justice for the clients. Therefore it is my appeal to the entire
society and specially miscreants that torturing a lawyer is not a solution.
I appeal to the NGOs, Student Organisations and Arunachalees to come forward and
fight against such communal virus before it becomes widespread.
Meerut, (on email)
Thanks for the joy you brought
Though I read the news a day late, it was extremely gratifying to hear about Karling
Natung and two others achievement at the National sub-junior Boxing championships
in Shillong. Other sports are also very popular but while I’ve got nothing to boast
about regarding my performance inside the ring, I used to dream of making it good
someday. That never happened but Karling Natung’s success gave me just as much pleasure.
Even if the boxing may not be as popular or known in our state as others, hopefully
the folks of our state and the sports council does more to encourage the performances
by Aguk Juja, Techi Bida and Karling Natung.
Thanks for the joy you three brought for me and may your expertise in the sport soar
to the highest.
Atung D. Pangya,
Itanagar, (on email)
Don’t make the situation worse
So much of disgusting incidents occurring in state really needs to be controlled.
All these bandhs and strikes are no benefit to the future of Arunachalees as it creates
panic and hatred in the mind of the people of state towards both the government as
well as the student bodies. Nobody really cares about the state and its citizens.
If the student body did really care about the issue of Pradeep Thakur then they should
have enquired about the matter genuinely. But no, as the history says we will and
shall always remain unwilling to learn.
I don’t know how come Arunachalees could just sit and be a mute spectator. I don’t
know why the learned personalities and higher ranked government officials are not
trying to solve the issue genuinely. This issue also depicts that central government
is really not interested in Arunachal Pradesh.
I feel that renowned personalities from all the communities should make themselves
involved and bring a fruitful resolution to this never ending issue.
It also gave me a chance to thank Taba Ajum, a well learned and experiential person.
He should be supported by all the citizens for his working and if possible his name
should be proposed for the Presidency of some effective organisations.
We know that government and student body cannot give a bright future to Arunachal
Pradesh but please don’t make the situation more worse.
The article “Campaign against drug peddles/addicts intensify” at Roing by the D.C,
Lower Dibang Valley District involving Gram Panchayat Leaders/Members and forming
a ‘Anti-Drug Committee’ published in your daily dated 9th Sept is a very encouraging,
healthy and need of the moment initiative. Such wonderful initiative deserves appreciation
and support from all sections.
I am sure, the IMCLS and AIMSU will also join this noble campaign.
Dr. M. Umpo,
Naharlagun, (on email)
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